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Drama competition for schools 2014


In 2014, the Institut français d’Ecosse organises the Rencontres théâtrales, a drama competition in French for primary and secondary schools, in Edinburgh (on 24 March 2014), Aberdeen (31 March 2014) and Glasgow (June 2014).
All groups won a prize and a certificate. A special prize goes to the best allround performance in each category, a cheque of 100 pound for the winning group sponsored by the Franco Scottish Society for the Rencontres theatrales in Aberdeen and in Glasgow.

PLEASE REGISTER YOUR SCHOOL - BEFORE 30 APRIL 2014 (for the Rencontres theatrales taking place on 12 June 2014 in GLASGOW).
Download the registration form for the rencontres théâtrales 2014.

Once again, we have seen an enthusiastic actors and amazing performances this year in Edinburgh and Aberdeen.
Felicitations a St Margareth primary school in Dumferline (fife) for their parody of the soap “French enders” and Mary’s RC primary school in Leith for playing Blanche Neige et les sept nains.
BRAVO A St Joseph’s RC primary school and Bucksburn primary school in Aberdeen which won the first prize in their category.

Here are some souvenirs from the rencontres théâtrales in 2013! EDINBURGH (March 2013) at Broughton High school :
- Have a look at the amazing atmosphere during the rencontres théâtrales in Edinburgh!
- Have a look at the performance “Le navire” by S1 from Blairgowrie High school

GLASGOW (11 June 2013) at Whitehill secondary school:
Download "les souvenirs des Rencontres théâtrales de Glasgow 2013"-

ABERDEEN ( 27 March 2013) at Bucksburn Academy in Aberdeen
Download the "Souvenirs des Rencontres théâtrales d’Aberdeen 2013" in picture!

Souvenirs in 2011...
Here is one of the best practice examples in primary school
Click on the blue title to see "la chenille qui a très faim"(the very hungry caterpillar) performed by P4-P7 pupils from Ratho primary school.
Here is one of the best practice examples in secondary school
Click on the blue title to see "la mise en scène" performed by S2 pupils from Dollar Academy.

Do you need some inspiration?
contact me : education ifecosse.org.uk ******************************************************************************************************** Rencontres théâtrales de Glasgow
The Rencontres théâtrales de Glasgow took place at Whitehill secondary School on Monday 11 June 2012.
- Download the programme des Rencontres théâtrales de Glasgow
- Dowload the souvenirs des Rencontres théâtrales in Glasgow

Rencontres théâtrales d’Aberdeen
On 28 March 2012, the Rencontres théâtrales d’Aberdeen took place at Bucksburn Academy, Aberdeen.
- Download the programme des Rencontres théâtrales d’ Aberdeen
- Download the souvenirs des “Rencontres théâtrales d’Aberdeen”.

Rencontres théâtrales d’Edimbourg
The “Rencontres théâtrales d’Edimbourg” which took place on 1rst March 2012 at Broughton High school in Edinburgh.
- Download the programme des Rencontres théâtrales d’ Edimbourg
- Download the souvenirs des “Rencontres théâtrales d’Edimbourg”.

Merci aux écoles participantes et à l’ année prochaine pour les Rencontres théâtrales 2013!

Wendy de Rusett, retired drama teacher, wrote the following drama texts for classes. If you use them for the Rencontres théatrales, please inform Wendy about it!
La girafe
Arlequin et colombine
Café Catastrophe
Anansi aux Antilles
L’ abbé de Melrose
NEW: La princesse et le cordonnier (in French and polish)

Some other picture books can also inspire you, please ask us for advice. Contact: education ifecosse.org.uk

Thanks to our sponsors for the rencontres théâtrales 2012 :

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“The “Rencontres théâtrales 2011“ took place during the “Semaine de la langue française” on 21rst March at the French Institute for primary schools (P3-P7), on 23rd March at the Dyce Academy in Aberdeen, at the St Augustine’s High School in Edinburgh for secondary schools, and At White hill secondary school in Glasgow on 6th June 2011. Download the "photos souvenirs des Rencontres théâtrales 2011"

Congratulations to all groups which habe been taken part in it this year. The judges were very impressed by the high quality of the performances and the enthusiasm of pupils playing on stage in French.

A special thank you to the hosting schools, Dyce Academy in Aberdeen, St Augustine’s High School in Edinburgh and Whitehill Secondary School in Glasgow.

Rencontres théâtrales in Edinburgh:
The 1rst prize for the category “Primary schools” went to St Ninians Primary School (Livingston). 44 P3 pupils conducted by their teacher Jane Keegan performed with energy, enthousiasm and enjoyment the well known fary tale “Boucle d’ or et les trois ours”. The 1rst prize for the category “Secondary schools” won the - St Columba’s RC High School for “Le songe d’une nuit d’été”.

Rencontres théâtrales in Aberdeen:
The 1rst prize in Aberdeen for the category “Primary schools” went to the Westpark Primary School with a piece “la surprise de Handa” the class created integrating phrases, songs they learned in French lessons. The 1rst prize for the category “Secondary schools” has been won by the Bucksburn Academy with its “histoire bizarre”.

Rencontres théâtrales in Glasgow:
The 1rst prize in Glasgow for the category “Primary schools” went to the Edinburgh academy with “Blanche neige et les 7 nains”. The 1rst prize for the category “Secondary schools” has been won by the Coatbridge High School with its “ca aurait dû être moi!”".

BRAVO à TOUS! ET à l’ année prochaine pour les “Rencontres théâtrales 2012”!

French Institute in Scotland 2014